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r. Harvie to the amendment of Mr. Leake to the resolution of instructions offered on Tuesday by Mr. Cox, of Chesterfield. Mr. Carlile, of Harrison, being entitled to the floor, proceeded with hih. Mr. Carlile spoke over two hours, and we have given but an outline of his remarks. Mr. Cox, of Chesterfield, desired that a vote should be taken on the question to-day, and would not now advance of the appearance of Lincoln's Inaugural. Mr. Carlile disclaimed any reference to Mr. Cox's original resolution; he had alluded solely to the amendments. He further disclaimed anything of a personal character towards any member of the Convention. Mr. Cox went on to say that the gentleman from Harrison had uttered sentiments which he had not supposed were entertained by any mesolutions. Mr. Brent, of Alexandria, moved that the Convention adjourn; and on that motion Mr. Cox, of Chesterfield, called for the yeas and nays, but withdrew it. The Convention then adjou
The Daily Dispatch: March 8, 1861., [Electronic resource], Reception of Mr. Lincoln's Inaugural. (search)
The Convention. A resolution was offered yesterday, by Mr. Brown, of Preston, looking to financial arrangements in the possible event of a war. It was laid on the table. Mr. Clark, of Nelson, offered an anti-coercion resolution, which was referred to Committee on Federal Relations. Mr. Carlile made a long speech on the pending resolutions to instruct the committee, in which he declared against the constitutionality of secession, held that the Government had a right to collect the revenue in the seceded States, and endorsed Lincoln's Inaugural Address, in the pacific tone of which he was "agreeably disappointed." Mr. Cox, of Chesterfield, made a brief reply, after which, on motion of Mr. Brent, of Alexandria, the Convention adjourned, without having made the slightest progress in the disposal of the questions before it.